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Biomedical Scientist - Microbiology

Employer: The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Location: South Yorkshire
Salary: £31,365 to £37,890 pa
Type: Permanent
Expires: 10 Jul 2020

1 full time permanent position - 37.5 hours per week

A position has arisen in the Microbiology department at The Rotherham Foundation Trust for an enthusiastic hard working Biomedical Scientist (AfC Band 5/6) with Medical Microbiology experience.

The department is a busy routine Microbiology laboratory and works in partnership with the Microbiology department at Barnsley to offer a comprehensive service to both hospital and GP patients in the Barnsley and Rotherham areas. The department is fully UKAS and IBMS accredited and is well equipped with instrumentation including the Bact/Alert Blood culture and Mycobacteria culture systems, Vitek, Vitek MS/MYLA, VIDAS and DS2 analysers, Hologic Panther, Qiagen Qiastat and BD max molecular platforms.

The successful applicant will be HCPC registered (or about to complete this), and have relevant qualifications including an accredited BSc, registration portfolio and ideally have post registration Microbiology laboratory experience. They should have relevant experience ideally including bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, molecular and serology as they will be expected to work in each of these sections on a rotational basis. New graduates will be appointed at Band 5 but once suitable experience and/or a specialist portfolio have been obtained will be upgraded to band 6 and will then be expected to take on extra responsibility.

The applicant must have evidence of on-going CPD and a commitment to partake in any further training required.

The applicant must be able to fully participate in the departments contractual out of hours’ service, including weekend and Bank Holiday working, late working and on-call.

The Rotherham Foundation Trust is currently one of five Trusts involved in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology Transformation Programme. The aim is to design a Pathology Service that provides all SYB patients and clinicians with equitable access to high-quality, innovative laboratory services that will ensure the best clinical outcomes for patients. The service will also be efficient and sustainable, encourage research and development in collaboration with Academia and Industry to improve health in the region and provide rewarding jobs and career opportunities for all staff. The Transformation Programme may include the consolidation of some services. Teams will be included and communicated with and on proposals that may involve them.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Mrs Francesca Carr, Operational Site Manager on 01709 424242 or

Mrs Elizabeth Hughes, Integrated Microbiology Manager on 01709 424242 or 01226 433044

Contact: Francesca Carr
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01709 424242